Area Information for Market Street, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, BT30 6LZ

Market Street in Downpatrick is in Northern Ireland. The postcode is within the Cathedral ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of South Down. This page combines information for the address Market Street, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, BT30 6LZ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BT30 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Basic Information

Area Type Medium Town
Local Authority Newry, Mourne and Down
Ward Cathedral
UK Parliamentary Constituency South Down
Region Northern Ireland Constituencies
Country Northern Ireland

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Market Street, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, BT30 6LZ:

St Patricks Avenue, Downpatrick, BT30 6DW
St Patricks Avenue, Downpatrick, BT30 6DP
Market Street, Downpatrick, BT30 6LU
Market Street, Downpatrick, BT30 6ND
Lynn Doyle Place, Downpatrick, BT30 6BZ
St Patricks Drive, Downpatrick, BT30 6NE

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BT30 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Market Street, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, BT30 6LZ is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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Housing Types Embed This

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 126
Semi-Detached 168
Terraced 152
Flat (Purpose-Built) 94
Flat (Converted) 19
Residence in Commercial Building 20
Total 579
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Market Street, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 27% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 123
Owned with Mortgage 156
Shared Ownership 4
Rented: From Council 35
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 53
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 128
Rented: Other 18
Rent Free 19
Total 536

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 203
Two People 137
Three People 78
Four People 71
Five People 33
Six People 11
Seven People 1
8+ People 2
Total 536

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 35
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 119
C2 - Skilled manual workers 83
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 136
Total 373

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in South Down UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 48% male.

Male 613
Female 669
Total 1282

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 104
5-7 34
8-9 24
10-14 80
15 19
16-17 30
18-19 37
20-24 89
25-29 96
30-44 267
45-59 224
60-64 60
65-74 111
75-84 71
85-89 20
90+ 16
Total 1282

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BT30 6LZ does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 432
Married 367
Divorced 65
Separated 53
Widowed 104
Same Sex 0
Total 1021

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 553
Good 391
Fair 259
Bad 65
Very Bad 14
Total 1282

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 196
Apprenticeship 44
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 123
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 164
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 118
No GCSEs or Equivalent 343
Other 33
Total 1021

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Market Street, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 97% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 1249
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 14
Bangladeshi 10
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 2
Total 1282

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 88.8% of the resident population of Northern Ireland were born in Northern Ireland. The other groups were 3.6% English, 0.85% Scottish, 0.14% Welsh, 2.1% from the Republic of Ireland, 2.51% from other European Union countries, and 2% from outside of Europe.

For postcodes in Northern Ireland, there may be some margin of error in the figures for "Northern Ireland" and "Republic of Ireland" - some respondents simply answer "Ireland" on the census, which may lead to misclassification.

Country of Birth
England 35
Wales 1
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 1165
Republic of Ireland 25
European Union 24
Other 26
Total 1282

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to BT30 6LZ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 670
Republic of Ireland 315
Europe (including European Union) 18
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 17
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 279

Religion Embed This Back to Top

Northern Ireland is primarily a Christian country, with 40.7% of residents Catholic, 41.6% other Christians, and 0.8% other religions. Approximately 10.1% of residents state that they have no religion or are Atheist, while 6.8% did not state their religious views.

Catholic 1014
Other Christian 106
Other Religion 15
No Religion 57
Not Stated 90
Total 1282

Economic Activity Embed This

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 298
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 120
Self Employed 79
Unemployed 46
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 80
Retired 109
Looking After Home or Family 36
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 114
Other 32
Total 914

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 7
Manufacturing 25
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 6
Construction 51
RetailInc. Wholesale 90
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 12
Accommodation and Food 37
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 18
Administration 19
Public Administration and Defence 50
Education 44
HealthInc. Social Work 112
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 30
Total 527

Market Street, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, BT30 6LZ is within the Downpatrick policing neighbourhood, under the Police Service of Northern Ireland force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Market Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Downpatrick
3 Ballyhornan Road
County Down
BT30 6RB
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to BT30 6LZ. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for BT30 6LZ.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Market Street, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, BT30 6LZ. The nearest is Downpatrick Primary School, approximately 460 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Market Street, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, BT30 6LZ. The nearest is Down High School, approximately 560 yards away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Market Street, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, BT30 6LZ. The nearest is Surgery 257, approximately 330 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Surgery 257 330 yards
Surgery 207 490 yards
Downpatrick Gp & Primary Care Centre 1.1 miles
Surgery 257 5.1 miles
Killyleagh Surgery 5.5 miles
Clough Surgery 5.6 miles
Lisburn Health Centre 6 miles
Surgery 259 7.9 miles
Surgery 279 7.9 miles
The Montalto Medical Centre 9 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 2 closest hospitals to Market Street, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, BT30 6LZ. The nearest is Downe Hospital, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Downe Hospital 1.4 miles
Downshire Hospital 1.4 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.

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Broadband in BT30 6LZ

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 36 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 37.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 80Mbps
Average Upload Speed 7.9Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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